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Monday, October 26, 2020

Bagels for Bartlet (for America)

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Erin Ben-Moche and Esther D. Kustanowitz
The Bagel Report is a pop-culture entertainment podcast featuring Jewish Journal Contributing Writer Esther D. Kustanowitz and Digital Content Manager Erin Ben-Moche. Each episode these entertainment junkies discuss all things Jewish in the arts & entertainment world while exploring how Jewish identity is portrayed on the big and small screen. Follow them on social “@estherk” and “@ebenmoche” and let them know what you think with #TheBagelReport

With ultra-Orthodox protests against mask-wearing in New York, and election anxiety nationwide, Erin “Snuffy” Ben-Moche and Esther “Gal Gadot” Kustanowitz have a lot on their plate. Finally, Erin (and HBOMax subscribers) received the restaged, “Hartsfield’s Landing” episode of the “West Wing.” The Josiah Bartlet megafan shares her reactions and Esther Debbie Downers it with a dose of realism. Eventually, the Bagels discuss Israeli TV shows like “Tehran” on AppleTV+ and the forthcoming “Valley of Tears” on HBO;the prospect of Wonder-Woman-and-Representative-of-Israel-in-Hollywood Gal Gadot as Cleopatra launches a representation conversation; and why “Shtisel” gets all the love and “Fauda” gets criticised. Plus, our question of the week: “Are you a TV binger, or a series savorer?”. Grab a bag of Twizzlers (or Red Vines, if you must) as the co-hosts revisit the value of weekly episode releases over streaming a series in one sitting.
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